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Quarantine Q&A: Jim Saah

Jim Saah answers over 20 questions from Sohrab Habibion in under 4 minutes: photography, punk rock, zines, his cat and more!

Jim Saah’s upcoming book, In My Eyes, Photographs 1982-1997, features hundreds of impressive (and never-before-seen) photos of punk and hardcore legends like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Void, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedys, Jawbox, Government Issue, The Faith, Iron Cross and more. It can be preordered here.


A native of Washington D.C., Jim Saah first fell in love with documentary photography during the burgeoning D.C. music scene in the early eighties. He began to combine travel and photography in the early 1990s. In 1991, on assignment for a U.S. Senator, he documented labor and environmental abuses for hearings on N.A.F.T.A. For over 30 years, Jim Saah has worked for several newspapers and magazines, ranging from the Washington Post to Rolling Stone. His photographs have been featured on many books and records, including the best selling-book, Our Band Could Be Your Life and the cover of ‪Fugazi’s Repeater album. In addition to photography, Jim Saah has also worked extensively in film and video. Most recently, he was Director of Photography on two feature-length documentary films, Salad Days: A Decade of Punk In the Washington, D.C. and CREEM: Americas Only Rock & Roll Magazine.

Posted: Sep 21, 2021

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